SJVN Limited, Scatec ASA (Scatec India II BV), and O2 Power have emerged as winners in Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited’s (SECI) wind auction (Tranche XIII) for 1.2 GW of projects connected to the interstate transmission system (ISTS).
SJVN, Scatec India and O2 Power won 100 MW, 300 MW and 200 MW respectively, quoting a tariff of Rs 2.90 per kWh, Rs 2.95 per kWh and Rs 2.95 per kWh respectively. Blupine Energy quoted 300 MW at a tariff of Rs 3.10 per kWh and EDF Renewables quoted 300 MW at Rs 3.14 per kWh. However, both of these bids were ineligible since they exceeded the L1+2 per cent tariff cut-off for each tender. The capacity allotted in the auction was 600 MW. The wind project developers will be responsible for acquiring the necessary land. The programme will permit the deployment of only certified wind turbine models that are included in the revised list of models and manufacturers released by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.